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So I know EB's are hard to train in comparison to some breeds. But I cant seem to break his habit of being nippy and agressive to let us know he has to go outside. No matter how many times we say NO he just won't learn. We even gave him time out for a few minutes every time he was aggresive, but he just has a mind of his own. He also can be aggresive at random times if we're not paying attention to him etc. When he's well behaved he's an absolute angel, I just don't get what makes him bad sometimes. Anyone with suggestions or had similar experience. (he's 7 months) Thanks in advance!
 

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So when he has to go to the bathroom...he will just come up and nip/bite you??

At 7 months that behaviour should be curbed, as they are getting bigger and it's not cute anymore. We rescued our pitty at 7 months and he was quite a biter...did not know his own strength and we didn't want it to become a problem. It took patience and time but sooner or later he got the picture that toys and sticks are for biting, we aren't. When he bit, we immedietly turned around and ignored him. He has to know that the behviour will not be tolerated. Stick a toy in his mouth when he bocomes nippy. He should get it. Good Luck!!!
 

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I am having the same problem with Sheila!!!! She is almost 6 months old. Gets nippy all of a sudden, when behaved, best lap dog in the world. For some reason she seems to do it most when I am wearing shorts, she bites at the shorts and gets a grip. Then she starts tugging and growling like a chew toy, if I turn around she usually just follows suite, and at times I have even stood there doing circles ignoring while she continued to get at the back of my shirts. When i try to get her off by grabbing her by the top of the muzzle, she nips at my hands. I don't think it is in aggression, but it NEEDS to end!!!!!!!!!! The other times she does it is sometimes on our walk, she will be walking right along, and boom I feel her attached to my shorts!!! If I try to correct her with the leash it drives her to get to the shorts. One time when she first started doing it, she yanked my shorts down like in the coppertone commercial in my front yard. Luckily none of the neighbors were around. Oh yeah and a few months back, my sister was over wearing like a puffy shirt/summer dress over her jeans, Sheila jumped up and yanked that top right down, bout pissed my pants even though I knew it was not a good behavior. Needles to say my sister has not worn anymore strapless tops around Sheila :lol: HEEEEEEEEEELP US!!!!!!! I am with you Lincoln!!!!
 

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ME TOO!!!! I have a 3 month old EB, and he is the same way. He whines to go outside, but he gets these random episodes of aggression too. Like if we are sitting on the couch, or not doing what he wants to do he starts barking at us, or trying to bite at us (he is trying to bossy, it's not the normal puppy hyperness). I feel like he is depressed or something weird (I wrote a post about it actually). He wants to play, but can't get past trying to bite....all the good old tricks don't work with him either. Like ignoring him....he either barks at us, or goes some where and pouts all day (but it has no effect on him). Giving him a toy....he plays with it for like 10 seconds and then goes back for the hands. We've tried to be stern (talking in a stern voice, etc.), and that doesn't work with him and just seems to make him even more aggressive. We tried a time out last night, and that didn't have any impact either....he got out and was just ticked off at us, not actually sorry for what he did.

I really have noticed that with my EB he is hard to train because although he does care about us, if he gets any discipline he gets mad at us, instead of realizing that he can't nip, and bark at us.

Maxwell has been REALLY good about house training (he is pretty much totally house trained at only 3 months), but the whole nipping thing and aggression out of no where is getting really annoying. He is very lovey dovey a lot of the time, and is just fabulous with our daughter.....but then he just gets these streeks of attitude. We have been more on him about trying to stop the bad behaviours this week, and I honestly think he's just getting depressed about it or something odd.

We start an obedience class in a couple weeks here...I hope this trainer is GOOOOOOOD, because Max definetly has his own mind!!!!!

Feel free to message me!!!!!
 

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LOL. what is the problem?

You have a pup. All pups bite and nip. hey, at least your dog lets you know when he has to go outside to do his business! That is a GREAT thing. Don't discourage that behavior.

If he just gets rambunctious at times (I don't think it is aggression.), just say NO. Teach him to stare at your eye balls if he wants something. This technique works like magic with very high drive dogs.

That is part of owning dogs. I would be very worried about a bulldog that did not WANT to bite.
 

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I agree w/ PeterC. This isn't really aggression, it's a child throwing a temper tantrum. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they aren't trying to hurt you, they are trying to bully you. This is when you need to be the undisputed alpha in your family. They are testing you to see who is really the boss in your house.
 

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try hanging bells on your door,so he can hit them and make noise when he wants out. every time your dog gets nippy, tugs on you cloth and such grab a toy and shove it in thier mouth. it worked for CC even now when she gets frisky she will first go get a toy in her mouth before she comes up to you.
 

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Well this evening sheila had two of her tantrums, and yes you are right I don't think it is aggresion just rough play. I was worried about grabbing her by the collar or scruff and putting her face to face and telling her NO before reading these posts. Reason being I figured it was similar to an alpha roll type thing. tell you what it works! First time she got nippy and started to throw her tantrum I grabbed her firmly by both sides of her neck at the collar, pulled her to my face and gave a couple of firm NO's and she definetly calmed down alot faster than usual, had her go to down for a bit and released her and of she went to fetch the tennis ball I tossed. Same the other two times.

Quesion: Does this have the samish effect as alpha roll???? Before reading about alpha rolls etc I tried a few times early on to put her on her side when she got nippy etc..... She would just get more excited, but the scruff/collar thing works. Does it matter if I grab her by both sides or should it only be by the top of the scruff????
 
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